This is a welcomed improvement over the plain green lawn that used to be here and is going to showcase this College Park mansion nicely. No word yet on if iron wrought gating is coming next, but one can hope.
Back in 1928 residents tried to get the Rose Garden part of Emory Street renamed to Emory Drive. Calling a road a Street was now old fashioned, having your street called an Avenue or a Drive was probably 1920's fashionable (the same reason Union Ave was renamed Park Ave). I guess city planning wasn't big on putting on airs, because 86 years later it is still called Emory Street.
For those curious about how Emory street got its name, it goes back to when College Park was still home to the University of the Pacific. They chose to name many of our major streets in the neighborhood after prominent Methodist Bishops (Emory, Taylor, Hedding, Hamline, etc). Methodist Bishop John Emory is also honored with having Emory University named after him.